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remembering shipmates at sea for the last time


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Sailor's Creed
I am a United States sailor.
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of the officers appointed over me.
I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.
I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with honor, courage, and commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.

Semper Fortis
Always Courageous



Any man or woman who may be asked in this century what they did to make life worthwhile in their lifetime....

can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction,

"I served a career in the United States Navy."

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Two Bell Ceremony
Our departed shipmates are remembered at each reunion with the Two Bell Ceremony.

Remember Me

Fill not your heart with pain and sorrow,
but remember me in every tomorrow.
Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles;
I've only gone to rest a little while.

Although my leaving causes pain and grief,
my going has eased my hurt and given me relief.

So dry your eyes and remember me,
not as I am now, but as I used to be.
Because I will remember you,
and look on with a smile.

Understand in your heart,
I've only gone to rest a little while.

As long as I have the love of each of you,
I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.

- Author Unknown

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My Heart's at Sea Forever
Long ago I was a Sailor.
I sailed the Ocean blue.
I knew the bars in Singapore...
The coastline of Peru.

I knew well the sting of salt spray,
The taste of Spanish wine,
The beauty of the Orient...
Yes, all these things were mine.

But I wear a different hat now,
A tie and jacket too.
My sailing days were long ago...
with that life I am through.

But somewhere deep inside of me...
The sailor lives there still.
He longs to go to sea again,
But knows he never will.

My love, my life, is here at home,
and I will leave here never.
Though mind and body stay ashore...
My heart's at sea forever.

Members at sea for the last time  
*** May They Rest in Peace ***


Online obituaries are linked to shipmates when known. Highest rank/rate shown if known. If you learn of a shipmate's death, please send a link to their obituary or if you know the rank/rate of a listed shipmate send that to mrpiv@me.com

Clyde "Andy" Anderson EM1 - 7 October 2011 MEMORIAL
Philip Asher YNC - 26 April 2007
Edwin "Mac" Baldwin CAPT - 3 December 2018
Gene "Wizzard" Barnes OSCS - 16 November 1978
Alfred T. Bergeron MM2 - 1 August 2007
Everett Borszich MMC - 18 April 2013
James E. Breese SPCM- 29 July 2020
Lawrence Parker Bridger - 10 September 2012
Thomas L Brown MM1- 2 October 2021
Larry E. Butery MM2 - 4 June 1997
Daniel Cannon - August 2021
Jim Bob Case EM2 - 30 May 2004
Stephen Champeau RD/OS2 - 15 February 2009
Joe Chandler -?-
Fred G. Cheatham MMCS - 20 July 2003
Owen William Crenshaw EN1 - 30 December 1986
Clifford Carl Creek ICC - 28 January 2021
Terry Darwell - 1987
Stan DeGraffenreid - 4 August 2006
Terry Morris Denham MM2 - 14 March 2006
Robert William Easter MM2/MAJ(USA) - 20 April 2019
Lindsey E. Ford HMC - 8 April 2016
George Gatje CAPT - 15 September 2015
Elmer Gilliam, Sr. GMGC - 19 November 2003
Loran Dale Ginn CWO4 - 31 December 2010
Willard Eugene Glover STG2 - 21 December 2000
Donald Ray Gross, EM - 31 December 2021
Jim Jack ICC - 8 January 2013
Thomas Patrick Johnston EM2 - 27 December 2019
Jerry Kosowski ETCM/LTJG - 11 September 2021
Kevin Leamy - October 2004
Manuel Lerma EN2 - 26 September 2020
Edward Thomas Lewis - 6 September 2007 DD-229
Francis Buffum Lord MM/CMDR - 28 March 1998
Walter B. Lunsford IC2 - 15 October 2007
David Paul MacConnell DSCS - 21 March 2008
Charlie Martin GMM1 - 23 August 2020
William McBride -?-
Michael McClelland GMM1 - March 2021
John Michael McMahon - 13 July 2019
Irving "Mike" William Michael Jr IC1 - 2 October 2014
Robert Michael Miller ET2 - 25 Oct 2018
Albert Millhouse ETCM - 8 October 2017
Herb Naugle EMC - 11 September 1996
Brian K Nelson ET2 - 19 April 2003
Brian R Nelson MM1 - 7 January 2020
B B Newell ADM - 9 April 2021
Gary Patrick Palotti IC2 - 1 October 2000
John Pearson CAPT/RADM - 201?
Thomas Pehl IC1 - 26 October 2006
John Ramsay MMCS - 9 December 2007
Jimmy Rivera FTM2 - 30 October 2018
Richard Satchell EMC - 4 May 2022
Michael D. Smith STG3 - 13 July 2014
W.T. Smith - 1989
Jack Spangler - 28 March 2000
Stephen Strassman OS3 - 16 November 2011
Harold L Stubby MM2/ELT - 2 January 2020
Bruce D. Taylor BM1 - 14 April 2006
Carl Taylor BM1 -?-
Harold Tesseo IC1 - 12 March 2004
Dean Tibbitts EMCS - 11 July 2015
William Toelcke - 1980
Ken Trader MM3 - 27 April 2007
Clyde James Van Arsdall III CAPT - 30 December 2015
Daniel Viveros RM3 - 11 August 2021
James Christopher Vlasich - 6 October 2005
"Walt" Aubrey Payne Walton RD2 - 17 January 2020
Paul Westberry - 2007
Jack Westbye - 22 March 2022
Allen Victor Wolfe ET1 - 25 June 2000
Raymond M. Woolley, Jr GMG2/STGC - 3 September 2020
David D. Work CAPT - 7 November 1996
Brian Ziemkowski FTG - 25 October 1986
Gary Ray Zwack EM2 - 15 March 2008